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NWS Binghamton SKYWARN and Webinar Schedule

If you have any questions about the classes or registering issues, please contact (right click on the links below to copy the email address or click/tap to start up your email program).

Mitchell Gaines at

or our Warning Coordination Meteorologist Mark Pellerito at 

If you have not received a response in one week time, please call us at (607) 798-6620


The 2023-24 Winter Skywarn Training Season is in the process of being scheduled .  A preliminary list of classes is below and more will be added,  registration links will be added once all classes are listed. Thanks for your interest in training to be a spotter! The Tompkins County class is full, sorry for any  inconvenience. 

11/13 630-800 PM:  Wayne County PA - Northern Wayne Fire Dept. 1633 Crosstown Hwy, Lakewood, PA

11/14 630-800 PM:  Tompkins County NY - Dept. of Emergency Response, 92 Brown Road, Ithaca, NY (This class is full)

11/20 700-830 PM:  Otsego County NY - Oneonta Airport, 391 Airport Road, Oneonta NY. All Hazards/not just Winter; Hosted by Oneonta Radio Club

11/28 630-800 PM:  Broome County NY - Emergency Services/Training Center, 3006 Wayne Street, Endwell, NY

12/7 630-800 PM:  Virtual Skywarn Northeast PA-Central NY

12/9 10-1130 AM:  Chemung County NY - Bldg. H3 next to National Soaring Museum (51 Soaring Hill Dr, Harris Hill, Elmira, NY). Registration form pending; 25-person limit. Hosted by Amateur Radio Association of the Southern Tier (ARAST).

12/14 700-830 PM:  Chenango County NY - Chenango County Grange Hall, 167 County Rd 32A, Norwich, NY

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Confirmation e-mails for registration will be sent after registering. For virtual sessions, we will also post and record a presentation to be viewed for those who can't make it to a webinar. You are not required to give all the information on the registration form N/A can be used.

You can also go through an on-line recorded SKYWARN class for basic severe, advanced severe, flood or winter. Once you complete these trainings, email your location name and contact information to This is only for New York and Pennsylvania counties within our area of coverage. If you are viewing these videos outside of NY and PA, please follow up with your local National Weather Service office.  While not included in the videos, information on HAM radio networks across the region is listed below.  Also, we do not give out spotter ID's. 

About SKYWARN: Our program is a year round program.  Our goal is to train you how to accurately report severe weather to us, ranging from snowfall measurements, to severe weather (hail, wind, tornadoes, flooding).  We offer a Basic SKYWARN and an Advanced SKYWARN in our spring/early summer season, and a Basic Winter SKYWARN in the fall.  Flood SKYWARN is done throughout the year based on interest.  Anyone is welcome to attend the Basic SKYWARN classes, there is no age requirement and you do not need to have had prior training.  For our Advanced classes we require that you have attended (1) of our previous SKYWARN classes in the past 3 years.  This can include either our spring or winter version.


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